IN CBR DEBUT DURING WORLD FINALS!!!
9, 2015) Darrell Lanigan made
his debut with Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) earlier than expected
during the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' from November 5-8
at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina.
Things kicked off in the Charlotte area on Thursday night with
two rounds of World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying.
Behind the wheel of a Georgia Boot #15 Club 29 entry, Darrell
knocked down the second fastest lap in Group A for Friday's
program and laid down the quickest time of the 86 competitors
for Saturday's spectacular.
At the 4/10-mile speedplant
on Friday evening, Darrell won his heat race prior to winding
up fourth in the final rundown of the shortened 30-lap headliner
behind only $12,000 victor Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton,
and Chris Madden. Following a rain-out of Saturday's action
at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, the $12,000 to win 'World of
Outlaws World Finals' finale went off without a hitch on Sunday
afternoon. Darrell once again won his heat race before leading
laps 11-30 of the 50-lapper. The Union, Kentucky standout crossed
underneath the checkers of his season finale second behind only
race winner Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from the season-ending
'World Finals' can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
TO CLINT BOWYER RACING IN 2016!
21, 2015) As announced earlier
today by Clint Bowyer Racing general manager Chip Williams,
Darrell Lanigan will replace Steve Francis as the driver of
CBR's Georgia Boot-sponsored #15 machine in 2016! Darrell will
be a teammate to Don O'Neal and both drivers will compete for
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship in Club 29
Race Cars next year. The move to Clint Bowyer Racing will take
a huge load off of Darrell, who spent 2015 fielding his own
equipment while working more and more at the shop with his expanding
Club 29 business. More information will be made available as
the 2016 season draws closer!
VAULTS TO SEVENTH IN $100K DTWC!
18, 2015) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 team headed to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on October 16-17 to compete in the 35th Annual 'Dirt Track
World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series and paid $100,000 to the winner. During the
double heat race format on Friday night, Darrell ran sixth in
his first heat race of the evening, while he scored the victory
in his second prelim. The Union, Kentucky star then won his
B-Main on Saturday to earn the outside ninth row starting spot
in the 100-lap DTWC. Despite a mostly one-groove racing surface,
Darrell was able to climb eleven positions on his way to a solid
seventh place effort. Complete results from PRP can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN FORCED TO
SCRATCH FROM PONDEROSA; DTWC NEXT...
(October 11, 2015) The
#29 DLR team was scheduled to compete in the $25,000 to win
'Fall Classic' at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky
on October 9-10. However, Darrell Lanigan re-injured his thumb
during Thursday's practice session at Ponderosa and opted to
scratch from the remainder of the weekend. The Union, Kentucky
superstar does plan to return to action on October 16-17 in
the annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
will once again sanction the crown jewel event, which will boast
a whopping $100,000 winner's check for the first time!
TOP FIVE FOR DARRELL
LANIGAN IN KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS!
27, 2015) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) invaded the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
from September 24-26 for the 12th edition of the 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Things kicked off at
the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant with a pair
of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night, Darrell
Lanigan ran fourth in heat race action prior to winning the
B-Main and finishing sixteenth in the 25-lap main event.
At Knoxville on Friday evening,
Darrell clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session and later wound up second in his heat race and ninth
in the 25-lapper. By virtue of his strong point night on Friday,
Darrell earned the ninth most points of the 60+ competitors
and rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's
100-lap grind. During the course of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals,' which once again carried a $40,000 top
prize, the Union, Kentucky star was able to work his way up
to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only race winner Jared
Landers, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, and Mike Marlar! Complete
results from the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN LEADS FIRST
HALF OF DOWN & DIRTY FINALE AT BERLIN
20, 2015) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 DLR team traveled north to the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway
in Marne, Michigan on September 18-19 for the annual 'Down &
Dirty 100' weekend. Following a rain-out of the $8,000 to win
World of Outlaws Late Model Series opener on Friday night, Saturday's
weekend finale went off without a hitch. Darrell knocked down
the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session and later
scored the victory in his heat race. After drawing the outside
of the front row before the drop of the green flag in the 60-lapper,
Darrell led the first 29 circuits of the caution-free affair
before ultimately finishing a strong runner-up behind only $12,000
victor Rick Eckert. Full results from Berlin Raceway can be
viewed online at www.woolms.com.
ON PODIUM IN WORLD 100 PRELIMS AT ELDORA
13, 2015) The Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from September 10-12 for the 45th Annual 'World 100.' The
three-day crown jewel extravaganza once again started with a
pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000
to the winner. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan finished second
in his heat race prior to blasting all the way up to second
in the 25-lapper to finish an impressive runner-up behind only
race winner Dale McDowell. In Friday's show, which was pushed
back to Saturday afternoon due to persistent rain showers, Darrell
once again ran second in his heat race and later climbed to
third in the 25-lap main event to trail only victor Brandon
Sheppard and runner-up Matt Westfall.
A huge throng of race fans
then assembled at the "Big E" on Saturday evening
for the 45th running of the 'World 100,' which boasted a whopping
$48,000 payday. Darrell ran fourth in heat race action, but
later grabbed the second transfer spot through his B-Main behind
only winner Mike Marlar. After starting the 100-lap grind from
the inside of the twelfth row, the Union, Kentucky star was
able to move up four positions during the 'World 100' and was
eventually paid for nineteenth at the pay window. Complete results
from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
LANIGAN BACK IN
WOOLMS VICTORY LANE AT SELINSGROVE!
7, 2015) Darrell Lanigan returned
to World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory lane in his own
equipment on Sunday, September 6 at Selinsgrove Speedway in
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania! Darrell laid down the quickest lap
overall during qualifying prior to winning his heat race. After
starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the third
row, Darrell stormed to the front to officially lead laps 12-40
and picked up the $8,000 payday ahead of Shane Clanton, Chase
Junghans, Morgan Bagley, and Josh Richards!
Earlier in the holiday weekend,
the #29 DLR team found themselves at Lernerville Speedway in
Sarver, Pennsylvania for a pair of WOOLMS shootouts. On Friday
night in the $10,000 to win 'Working Man 50,' Darrell won his
heat race in preliminary action, but unfortunately got into
the wall late in the 50-lap race while running fourth, which
dropped him to a sixteenth place showing. The rain-postponed
'Firecracker 100' was then held on Saturday evening at Lernerville
and a stout $30,000 top prize was on the line. The Union, Kentucky
standout ran second in his heat race, but a broken transmission
halted his charge in the 100-lapper and relegated Darrell to
a disappointing twenty-fifth place outing. Complete results
from the Labor Day triple shot can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
BATTLES WOOLMS FOES AT ATOMIC
23, 2015) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 DLR team stormed into Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio
on August 21-22 for a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series
extravaganzas. On Friday night in an $8,000 to win shootout,
Darrell timed in sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying
prior to running second in heat race action. After drawing the
pole position before the start of the 40-lap main event, Darrell
led the first 25 circuits before running into problems and eventually
retiring after only 32 laps. The Union, Kentucky standout wound
up fifteenth in the final finishing order of night one at Atomic.
In the Buckeye State on
Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line at the
track formerly known as K-C Raceway. Darrell clicked off the
seventh quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later
grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. During
the course of the caution-free 50-lapper, Darrell knocked on
the door to a top ten finish before winding up being paid for
twelfth at the pay window. Complete results from the Atomic
Speedway doubleheader can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
LANIGAN FILLS IN
FOR HECKENAST RACING AT WINCHESTER
16, 2015) After planning to enjoy
another weekend away from the racetrack, Darrell Lanigan accepted
a last minute invitation to pilot the #99jr Club 29 entry for
Heckenast Racing on Saturday, August 15 at Winchester Speedway
in Winchester, Virginia. Darrell clicked off the third quickest
lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in his heat
race. After drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop
of the green flag in the $10,000 to win headliner, Darrell rode
in line on the one-groove racing surface during the 50-lapper
to score a solid fifth place performance behind only winner
Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Kenny Moreland, and Morgan Bagley.
Complete results from last night at Winchester can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
BUSY WEEK WITH WORLD
OF OUTLAWS IN BADGER STATE...
1, 2015) The busy week in Wisconsin
wrapped up with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals' at Cedar Lake
Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown jewel spectacular
boasted a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Darrell Lanigan
qualified thirteenth fastest in Group A during WOOLMS time trials
and later placed sixth in his stacked heat race. After finishing
eighth in his B-Main and tenth in the Last Chance Qualifier
tonight, Darrell utilized a Past Champions Provisional to gain
access into the 100-lapper. The Union, Kentucky ace then completed
only 31 circuits in the 'USA Nationals' and was relegated to
a twenty-third place performance.
(July 30, 2015)
The 28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The
World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $6,000 to
win special tonight at CLS. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the
eighth quickest time in Group A during qualifying and later
finished second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from
the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Darrell
eventually garnered a solid ninth place effort.
(July 28, 2015)
Darrell Lanigan and the Wayman McMillan-owned #14x team kicked
off a busy week with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
in the Badger State tonight with a $10,000 to win tilt at Shawano
Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Darrell knocked down the fourteenth
fastest lap during WOOLMS time trials prior to finishing third
in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner
from the outside of the fourth row, Darrell wound up ninth in
the A-Main despite a mid race tangle with Josh Richards.
LANIGAN WRAPS UP
WILD WEST TOUR WITH GOPHER 50 TRIUMPH!
18, 2015) Darrell Lanigan, of
Union, Kentucky, recorded his first World of Outlaws Late Model
Series victory of 2015 and his third straight 'Gopher 50' title
tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota!
Driving a second Wayman McMillan-owned Black Diamond by Club
29 Race Car as a teammate to Morgan Bagley, Darrell timed in
fourth fastest overall during qualifying prior to finishing
second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front
row prior to the start of the 50-lap main event, Darrell finally
got to the point on lap 38 and led the final 13 circuits en
route to bagging the $11,900 triumph over Chub Frank, Shane
Clanton, Boom Briggs, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
(July 15, 2015)
Flooding from heavy storms that struck Black Hills (SD) Speedway
overnight have forced track and series officials to cancel tonight's
World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' show. With
a substantial amount of standing water on the track, the $8,000
to win race will not be able to be made up on Thursday's scheduled
(July 14, 2015)
A heavy thunderstorm that moved over Gillette Thunder (WY) Speedway
just after completion of heat races for tonight's World of Outlaws
Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' event forced track and series
officials to cancel the remainder of the evening's program.
The $8,000 to win throwdown will not be made up. Before the
rain, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race behind the wheel of
Morgan Bagley's back-up machine.
(July 9, 2015)
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) kicked off the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' tonight with a visit to Hibbing
Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the
twelfth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later
finished fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main
triumph, Darrell was able to improve four spots during the $10,000
to win feature event on his way to a fourteenth place showing
in the 50-lapper. Following the race, the Union, Kentucky superstar
informed WOOLMS officials that he intended to pull off the national
tour in order to refocus and regroup his DLR race team and Club
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